Monday, April 29, 2013

Upcycle! Doorknobs as hooks

Good morning! So last week I was thinking of ways I could create more organization for my girls and their backpacks/jackets for school in the house, besides thrown on a chair or floor. I see allot of doors, and have painted allot of them as well. So it struck me, why not re-purpose doorknobs as hooks! Aha! Sooo, since I had a few doors at the house that no longer needed their respective knobs I confiscated them and ended up with this!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Silent Pill(reprogramming)

Television has long been nick named "The Idiot box" by generations before me. They kill motivation, inspiration(for the most part) and only wish to drain you of critical thinking and and self thought. The messages on most programs is one of depression, sadness, and an underlying of demoralization. Without even thinking about it you waste hours in front of it, while it tells you how to think, what to think, and even WHEN to think. Turn it off! Go outside and put your feet in the grass and your head to the sun, feel the cool breeze on a sunny spring afternoon, go to a park and sketch. The message here is simple, take something that normally is so loud about NOTHING positive, and give it a twist. A ninja is silent in what he does, and normally can not be seen as he is the stealthiest of the kung fu/martial art disciplines. Without even knowing it, this message is seen and processed on sleepy urban/suburban streets and you are ultimately injected with something of a positive nature. My intention is to get people to think about simply LOVING more, in more ways, and more often!....


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Recycled/DIY floor length mirror

Recently I have finished not one, but two mirrors from wood I had around the house(and mirror). In a previous life they were both used as a small dance mirror and platform for my daughter when she was younger in our garage. I kept the materials because I knew someday somehow I might use them for something else and in doing so give them a second, third, or fourth life. The only materials I did not have were mirror clips and the molding used. I spent less then $100 to complete this project and I think my daughter intends on priming and painting it gold when all is said and done....Enjoy, and GO CREATE!

My beautiful daughter Bri.

We are in the process of remodeling her room, I have since done a pallet treatment to the ceiling(1/2 done), fresh paint, new bed is in the works, barn door style entry door, new window, raw wood shelving and industrial style storage using old filing cabinets. I love the idea of giving things new life, as opposed to discarding them. I must admit it is coming together really nice, and I will post pics once it is finished. Only problem, I never took before pics...ahhhh my bad!
Here is her new floor length mirror.

These first pics are of the frame w/o the molding.

In these pics you can see how the molding gives it a whole different feel. This was my first time, and I am in no way a "finish carpenter". But I know my way around a

Here is our mirror in it's new home unpainted.